Beauty Essentials For School

I think I might be late on the Back To School wagon, as here in Scotland people went back to school last week, well my sister did anyways.

As a new fresh leaver for school I wanted to share with you what I would usually take to school with me beauty essential wise and things to help you during your school day.

Most of the products that I am going to show you are affordable Drugstore makeup, because when I was in school I only used my makeup from Boots and kept my Mac makeup for special occasions, plus I would always keep my makeup natural for school, because I was lazy and wanted more time in bed in the morning.

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I would first take deodorant this one is a vaseline one which is my favourite as it smells amazing, I noticed that I seem to be quite picky with my deodorants, also a little bottle of either perfume or body spray I have this little one, which i believe it is Britney Spears perfume but don’t judge me haha! It smells amazing trust me :). I would take a little bottle as you don’t want it to take up too much space, plus if you have P.E that day perfume and body spray can come in handy!

When it was a hot day especially I would always take a packet of either makeup wipes or Wet Ones wipes, because when you have a full face of makeup on in school and you’re absolutely boiling, you just feel like you need to take it all off and feel a bit more fresh! Using a makeup wipe will help ensure this as it cleanses your face instantly and you’ll feel more cool down.

I would take a hand sanitiser for you know keeping clean and everything, kind of self explanatory. The one I have here is from Bath and body works I believe, which my friend picked up for me in Florida.

I would always either taken a lip balm or a lipgloss to school or sometimes both. Two cheap options from the Drugstore, simple vaseline, and I have a cheap lipgloss from Barry M my favourite drugstore lipgloss as well as it’s the perfect nude colour.

Also a miniature mascara, won’t do any damage, as mascara’s tend to have quite chunky packaging, the only miniature one I had in collection was this Clinique one, which happens to be my all time favourite high end mascara.

A power is the most essential beauty product for me in school, as my T zone tends to get quite oily throughout the day, so a little touch up with powder is always good. This one I have hear is a beauty bloggers favourite and it’s the Rimmel Stay Matte. Very cheap and very good. Concealer is always a good choice to bring personally for me it is, because I have quite ugly dark circles which need covered up with ALOT of concealing. I have this one from Seventeen which is really cheap coming at £2.99 I think plus it has a lot of product in the tube!

I always took two different types of makeup brushes to school one small one for my concealer and one bigger one to apply my powder.

Last but not least is a mirror so that you can actually see what your applying.

Thanks for reading, Much Love

Meru x



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Top 5 Eyeshadow Palettes

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Urban Decay Naked Basics

Urban Decay Naked 1

Urban Decay Naked 3

BH Cosmetics Forever Nude Palette

4 U 2 I-Pro Professional Eye Make-up Palette in Modern which I picked up in Dubai

Its no secret that when it comes to eyeshadow, I am an absolute neutrals girl and that will probably never change.

Above are my top five favourite (it was hard to narrow it down to just five).

As you can see I’m a massive Urban Decay fan when it comes to eyeshadows, I have 3 other more prior to the 3 in this picture but I would say they are more vibrant colour ones, if you want too see a blog post on them let me know in the comments.

Urban Decay never fails when it comes to eyeshadow. Each and every eyeshadow is very pigmented and non powdery at all, can’t go wrong? The naked 1 is my all time favourite palette to ever exists I have not found one that can replace it yet, but do you blame me? I mean look at it! It’s gorgeous. It consists of neutrals with golds that would suit a brown eye perfectly! Hence my love for it. The Naked Basics was kindly giving to me at my 17th birthday from one of my best friends, I honestly love this for travelling it is the most perfect palette. It is very compact and lightweight. Plus the neutral colours are amazing for everyday easy looks.The Naked 3 palette is a new one to my collection, I don’t love it as much as the Naked 1 but its pretty up there in terms of colour and quality, as it consists of beautiful rose gold colours that I would of never seen anyone else come up with! very unique urban decay! I tend to use the naked 3 palette if Plus you can’t go wrong with a free amazing brush with both naked 1 and 3 and title mini primer potions which is also my fave eye primer.

The next is one which has everything you need in one palette it is a life saver and it’s my BH cosmetics Forever Nude palette! It comes with 6 neutral shadows, 2 lip options, a highlighter and 2 blushes! AMAZING! I only payed £16 for this on ebay, abouslte bargain if you ask me! Amazing quality and for that price you can’t go wrong.

My last all time favourite is a new one in my collection, I use this a lot when I want to go for a smoked out eye look with a gold shimmer, perfect for a night out! These shadows are highly pigmented and you’ll be amazed at the price only £13!! Thats £1.60 per shadow! Insane I know, what an economical purchase this was. Plus golds and browns are my favourite shades of eyeshadows, just saying.

Meru x

Go To Bronzed Makeup Look





L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation / Golden Beige

Bourjois Paris Bronzing Primer

Bare Minerals Loose Bronzing Powder / Warmth

MUA Blusher / Bon Bon

Seventeen Skin Wow 3 way Highlighter

Mac Eyeshadow / Espresso

Model. Co Kohl Pencil / Black 01

MUA Undressed Eyeshadow Palette

Clinique High Impact Mascara / 01 Black

I have to say bronzing and contouring is my favourite part of doing my makeup. It gives so much dimension and shape to the face you wouldn’t believe. Recently I picked up the Bare Minerals Loose Powder I absolutely love it but it’s enough to help me achieve the bronzed look I’m going for in my opinion.

To achieve this look I would first use my foundation which is this L’oreal one and can I say it is outstanding. Because of my oily skin I can never find a foundation that controls this however True Match does the job. It is almost a matte finish yet still dewy making the skin still look like skin which I love. Its perfect for covering harsh blemishes and redness. Plus I don’t need to use a powder when I have this on and honestly I hardly need to touch up with powered during a long day.

After that I would use the Bourjois primer on top to give a sculpted look to my cheeks and nose, it recommends to use this under foundation but I prefer it on top if I’m honest as it’s more visible then I would use the Bare Minerals powered as that gives a more bronzy look than contoured but it is gorgeous either way!

To finish off the face makeup I used my MUA blush in Bon Bon which just gives a natural pinky healthy glow, and the Seventeen Highlighter which brings a lot more dewiness back into the skin! Giving it the healthy bronzy glow that I’m tried to achieve.

For eyebrows I used my Mac eyeshadow and angled brush to quickly fill them in how I normally would do, but also I used this colour through the crease of my eye as its the perfect medium brown colour. I then used the lightest shade from my MUA palette to pack on the colour on the rest of my eyelid, this creates a simplistic eye look as I wanted the focus to be on the face makeup.

I didn’t want to go too fancy by using a gel liner as the focus draws to the eyes then, instead I took a easy smudge-able kohl pencil and ran that along the bottom and top lashes to give a grungy smokey look whilst looking simple at the same time, this one from Model. Co is perfect for that as it is very creamy and intensely black. Finally for mascara I had to use my go to favourite mascara, and that of course is the Clinique High Impact mascara, as it adds volume and drama without being clumpy or without having spidery looking lashes, what more could you ask for in a mascara?

Hope you enjoyed reading.

What are your favourite bronzers to use? Tell me in the comments.

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Top 5 Mac Lipsticks


Flat Out Fabulous in Retro Matte Finish

Captive in Satin Finish

Lady Danger in Matte Finish

Plink! in Lustre Finish

HoneyLove in Matte Finish

I’ve always been one to keep it safe with lip colour, sticking to neutrals and nudes. Recently I’ve branched out and went out my comfort zone a little bit by trying lipsticks with a bit more colour and ill tell you I do not regret that decision one bit!

The above 5 are just a few of my favourites.

First we have the two purple toned lipsticks. Purple is one of those lipsticks where I would of never tried or even thought of to put on my lips. My sister picked up Captive and I used it once then fell instantly in love, it is the perfect dark plumy colour for my skin tone. It makes my skin look flawless (it’s a miracle I know). This is definitely one of my all time favourite lipsticks for autumn/winter time.

Now we have Flat Out Fabulous, since I had an obsession with Captive I wanted another purpley colour to try with a tiny bit of difference, Flat Out Fabulous is actually a lot more different to Captive even though they look the same in the picture (whoops). Flat Out Fabulous is very matte and is a pure purple colour where as Captive has a sheen and makes the lips look more glossy and plumpy.

Then we come to Lady Danger which is a true red with an orange undertone, this is one is also a favourite of my mums’ as she’s got paler skin to me and it looks amazing on her! Very brightening and perfect shade for spring/summer, you really can’t complain with Mac’s red lipsticks as they never fail to impress.

Lastly we have my two favourite ever nudes which are Plink! (top right hand corner) and HoneyLove (bottom right). Both suit my skin tone amazingly and with an extra bit of Barry  M Toffee Lipgloss on top then I am sold! Definitely my favourite combo. Plink! is  a very sheer light lipstick that looks as though it is meant to refreshen the lips and give that shiny glow that you want in summer. HoneyLove is a perfect nude for the night time with a gloss over it, your lips will look juicy and gorgeous! Unexpectedly the matte finish of the lipstick is not drying at all. Highly recommend if anyone is looking for a nude.

Meru x